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Otero Junior College

La Junta, CO 2-Year Public
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About OJC

Otero Junior College Overview

Otero Junior College is a public, state school in the rural setting of La Junta, Colorado. OJC was founded in 1941 and enrolls 1,449 undergrads and no graduate students. OJC provides housing for up to 360 students. Most students live in off campus housing.

📆 Mark your calendar! The deadline to apply regular decision to OJC for Fall 2023 is August 15.

There are many ways for students to get involved at OJC!

Are you interested in music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of OJC's theater groups.

OJC does not have any fraternities or sororities, do it might be a good option if Greek life isn't a priority for you.

Planning to play sports? OJC has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at OJC on the Student Life page.

2022 OJC Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
In-State Tuition $3,680
Out-of-State $6,136

Is OJC a Good School?


The definition of a "good school" varies. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is.

Let's take a closer look at these areas to get a clearer idea of what OJC offers and if it seems like the right college for you.

Retention and Graduation Rates at OJC

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It gauges how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

About 53% of students who start at OJC come back the next year. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outlook OJC Graduates

Job placement rates after graduation and average starting salaries can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school.

Check with OJC directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Tuition and Financial Aid at OJC

Tuition is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

For information on OJC's financial aid options for first-year students, check with the school directly.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at OJC.

Based on this information, how does OJC sound? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So ask yourself: Is OJC a good school for you?

If Otero Junior College seems like a school you want to apply to, click the heart button to save it to your college list.


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Where is Otero Junior College Located?

OJC is located in the rural setting of La Junta, Colorado.

If you are interested in seeing OJC for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take U.S. Highway 50 to La Junta, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Colorado Springs.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what OJC and La Junta are like without leaving home.

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College Info

1802 Colorado Avenue La Junta, CO 81050-3415

Campus Setting: Rural

OJC Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Aug 15

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to OJC is Aug 15.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to OJC is Aug 15.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

OJC ACT Scores

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OJC SAT Scores

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OJC Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$11,520

In State

$13,976

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$3,680
$6,136
Fees
$420
$420
Housing
$7,420
$7,420
Books
Unknown
Unknown

Student Life

Unknown

Full Time

Unknown

Part Time

90%

In State

10%

Out-of-State

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

1,449

Campus Setting

Rural

Acceptance Rate

N.A.

Tuition and Fees

In State

$4,100

Out-of-State

$6,556

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Aug 15
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